Osman Erden, Assistant Professor at Art History Department of Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts and President of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) Turkey, has been detained on 13 July 2013 at Istiklal Sreet, Istanbul. From the video footage and photographs circulated in media he is thought to be beaten at the moment of arrest.
Osman Erden has been detained while protesting the mistreatment of detained protestors of Gezi Park demonstrations, arrests and new legislation narrowing the powers of Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers an Architects. We condemn the unlawful arrest of Osman Erden demand his immediate release with all other detainees.
Members of AICA Turkey
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